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I noticed that Stack Overflow was looking somewhat different today but I couldn't figure out what was going on. Until I compared an already open tab to a newly opened tab.

Did the top level menu font change from bold to non-bold or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

Already open menu:

New window menu:

I am seeing the new font in Chrome, Firefox. I see the change on Stack Overflow as well as on Meta. Is this a new permanent change?

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I am curious, however, precisely what caused you to bemoan the change rather than to look in chat and check with someone there if they saw what you saw? Normally someone in chat can drag up a team member. – jcolebrand Nov 2 '12 at 21:43
@jcolebrand I mainly asked because I cannot be the only person to notice the change or have a question about whether it actually did change. I looked around to see if anyone else asked about it first or if it was documented and I couldn't find it, now there is a record of it. Sorry if you feel my question is unnecessary. – bluefeet Nov 2 '12 at 21:45
@jcolebrand I don't think that chat makes that much more sense here. Questions like this are solidly on-topic and whatnot on MSO and reach more people than chat typically does. – Adam Lear Nov 2 '12 at 22:18
I felt it was as obvious as Shog's answer proves it to be, is all. – jcolebrand Nov 2 '12 at 22:38
up vote 16 down vote accepted


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was there some sort of outcry over the boldness of the menu? – bluefeet Nov 2 '12 at 21:27
The weeping and lamentation was deafening. – Shog9 Nov 2 '12 at 21:28
my eyes are having a hard time adjusting to the change. – bluefeet Nov 2 '12 at 21:29
It's rough; took me nearly two hours. Now I can't tell though. – Shog9 Nov 2 '12 at 21:29
well thanks for confirming the change. – bluefeet Nov 2 '12 at 21:32
No problem. I'll let our designer know that his work is noticed and appreciated! – Shog9 Nov 2 '12 at 21:32
Do you know why the font changed? what was the reason for the change? – bluefeet Nov 2 '12 at 22:04
AFAIK, it just makes the header slightly cleaner and more consistent. – Shog9 Nov 2 '12 at 22:13
I liked the old one. Maybe I'll get used to the new one during the weekend. – Daniel Fischer Nov 2 '12 at 22:14
Character limit FTW – Lix Nov 2 '12 at 22:22
I DON'T LIKE CHANGE! – juan Nov 2 '12 at 22:23
I'm really tempted to expose your HTML comment :-). – ben is uǝq backwards Nov 2 '12 at 23:38
I only noticed it now that you guys mentioned it. Can I open a new question to complain about that? – Pëkka Nov 3 '12 at 1:15

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